Residents in the News 4 viewing area showed their compassion for victims of Hurricane Ivan Saturday night. Nearly $70,000 was raised to help aid the victims of Ivan.
News 4 brought you stories through out the week from the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Ivan. And we capped off our coverage with a telethon to raise money for the American Red Cross.
Project Help was a cooperative effort between WTVY News 4, The Dothan Eagle and Styles Media Group.
The generosity of our viewers was beyond our expectations. As we all know, many have had such a difficult time trying to recover from Ivan. The money raised Saturday will go a long way towards helping many of Ivan’s victims.
The director of the Wiregrass Area Red Cross says the money will be used to help meet basic needs of victims, needs like food, clothing and temporary repairs to homes.
Calls came in from business owners and residents in Alabama, Georgia and Florida. Also making donations were residents of Texas and Louisiana who were in the Wiregrass area visiting.
The total amount raised during the telethon stands at $68,982.55.
You can still mail in a donation to the Red Cross at 1004 Montezuma Avenue and mark it "Project Help" or simply call them at 792-9852.
American Red Cross
1004 Montezuma Avenue
Dothan, AL 36302